In 1900, Srila Sarasvati Thakur received initiation from Srila Gaurakishora Dasa Babaji Maharaja, at the instruction of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Srila Sarasvati Thakur was Srila Babaji Maharaja’s only disciple as Srila Babaji Maharaja was absorbed in his pure devotional bhajan and had no desire to make any disciples. But due to the exclusive devotion and sincerity of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, he had to change his mind. He instructed him to preach Mahaprabhu’s message all over the world.
Krishna is yours, so you can give Krishna, this is your power, your shakti I am just a beggar, calling Krishna Krishna, and following behind you running – Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
NEWEROn the shore of the great ocean, within a large palace atop the brilliant, golden Nilachal Hill, Lord Jagannatha resides with His powerful brother Balabhadra and His sister Subhadra, who sits between Them. May that Jagannatha Swami, who bestows the opportunity for devotional service upon all godly souls, be the object of my vision.